Ecologist - Full Time

AVRIO Environmental Management is a turnkey environmental solutions organisation providing environmental management and consulting to a range of organisations throughout Ireland and the U.K. As a result of continued business growth, the organisation is seeking a full-time Ecologist to join the growing team. The position may require travel and occasional overnight stays throughout the U.K & Ireland. This is a great opportunity to develop skills and prospects within the expanding organisation while gaining vital experience within the environmental sector. AVRIO are committed to employee satisfaction through the implementation of flexible and hybrid working schedules.

The Candidate and Role

The successful candidate would enjoy an all-important balance between practical field and desk-based working environments, whilst working on a variety of projects across a range of sectors.

They would be involved in all areas of our work within the ecological division, finding ecologically smart, commercially efficient and cost-effective solutions for projects on a variety of scales.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Generating and effectively managing new business;
  • Project managing a wide and varied workload and supervising field staff and survey effort;
  • Undertaking site surveys;
  • Liaising with clients to develop lasting relationships;
  • Ecological Impact Assessment;
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment;
  • Ecological Mitigation Design and Implementation;
  • Staff Mentoring and Management;
  • Financial Planning and Management; and
  • Technical oversight and sign-off of project outputs.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Educated to degree level in ecology or a directly related subject;
  • Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management Membership prefered but not essential;
  • Established ecological consultant with protected habitat and species experience;
  • Experience in developing and training staff, undertaking mentoring and developing best practice approaches including the adoption of the latest technologies;
  • Detailed knowledge of U.K., Irish and E.U. Wildlife Legislation and best practice survey techniques;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including report writing skills, attention to detail and ability to write concise reports;
  • Technical experience producing and overseeing ecological assessment and reporting in a wide range of areas;
  • Ability to work independently, take the initiative, make robust, defensible decisions and work to tight deadlines to meet client needs;
  • Experience of obtaining a variety of protected species licenses and liaising with regulatory bodies to negotiate and obtain consents;
  • Experience in preparation and writing ecological sections of environmental impact assessments ensuring that legislative guidelines are adhered to;
  • Full driving license and willingness to travel and undertake fieldwork in Ireland and the U.K.

Salary and Benefits

  • Career Progression with potential to be a key leader within a growing organisation;
  • We offer a competitive salary based on experience;
  • We offer generous annual leave packages;
  • We understand the needs of the individual in an ever more demanding world and are committed to employee satisfaction through the implementation of flexible and hybrid working schedules;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Paid professional membership fees;
  • Regular training and career development;
  • For individuals who demonstrate continued service, we will consider how we can support you financially if you would like to undertake further professional qualifications;
  • We believe in employee training to make sure that you make the most of your talents specific to your role within the organisation;
  • We believe our staff are our business, and we recognise their good work. We ensure their happiness through team bonding and activity days regularly.

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Apply by Friday 19 November 2021